An away trip to Clare was a tough proposition for the Kerry Under 13 Girls, but this is a squad that is doing great things.
Eadoin Larkin put Kerry ahead after half-time. And they were still ahead inside the last minutes, but the home side equalised.
However, the Kerry girls and coaches regrouped and in the first period of extra-time Ali Bowler hit what turned out to be the winner.
Kerry will play either North Tipperary in the SFAI National Under 13 Girls Final after they defeated Kildare 5-0.
The Kerry Under 15 Girls made the journey to Mervue to take on a strong Galway side. And it was the home side that progressed to the Bowl final on a 4-0 score line.
The Under 16 Girls has a depleted squad on duty, but all those who travelled put in a great effort before going down 2-1 to South Tipperary in Cahir Park. Grace Kennedy got the Kerry goal.
UNDER 12 GIRLS CUP FINAL
Goals from Maja Wolska and Sarah Slattery gave Listowel Celtic a 2-1 away win at Camp Juniors in the 12’s Girls Cup semi-final. Aoibhinn O’Callaghan got the Camp Juniors goal on the night.
Listowel Celtic faced Fenit Samphires in the final and on the day proved clinical from the chances they created while Fenit will count themselves unlucky not to have hit the net once or twice.
The Listowel Celtic goals came from Sarah Slattery who hit two, Mia Costello, Edel Costello and Maja Wolska. Listowel Celtic’s Ali Russell was named Player of the Match.
The Shield final will be between Castleisland and Inter Kenmare as the former booked their place thanks to a 6-2 win over Iveragh United.
The Castleisland goals came from Jessica O’Sullivan who hit a hat-trick, two from Sophie Fleming and one from Lauran Collins. Amy Rose Shanahan got both goals for Iveragh United.
UNDER 13 GIRLS CUP
Two goals from Caoimhe Skinner saw Camp Juniors book their place in the final where Listowel Celtic will be the opposition. Amelia Carroll Kelly replied for the home side Killarney Celtic.
The Under 13 Girls Shield final between Dingle Bay Rovers and St Brendan’s Park B was the second of a treble header in Mastergeeha on Saturday.
Two goals from Saoirse Brosnan, the first set up be a lovely through ball from Jude Ryan, put the West Kerry side in control at half time. The Park keeper Grace O’Regan made some vital saves to keep the Park in touch.
The Park needed a good start to the second half but within three minutes Brosnan made it 3-0. Jude Ryan added a fourth before Player of the Match Brosnan wrapped up the scoring with her fourth goal.
The Park did have a late chance from the penalty spot, but the kick agonisingly went to the wrong side of the post.
UNDER 14 GIRLS SHIELD
There was a cracking end to end game between Iveragh United and Killarney Celtic B with both sides giving their all, but they couldn’t be separated in normal time so extra time was needed.
In the first period Killarney Celtic B got the vital break through when Lily O’Shaughnessy used her pace to get in behind the Iveragh goal and slip the ball past the keeper. Iveragh United’s Amie Kelly was the Player of the Match.
GIRLS UNDER 13 LEAGUE
MEK Galaxy have made history as they are the first girls side from the club to win a medal in the Kerry Schoolboys Girls League.
They were pushed all season, and in the final game, by Inter Kenmare who finished runner-up in the league.
Abbie Bradshaw got the Inter goal but two from Lily Riordan and one from Zoe Daly gave MEK the points they required to wrap up the League title and remain unbeaten.
GIRLS UNDER 14 LEAGUE
Camp Juniors got the win they needed to wrap up the title, but credit to a depleted Listowel Celtic side who only went down by the odd goal in five. Caoimhe Skinner, Lauren Crean and Miriam Sheehan scored for Camp Juniors with Laura Falvey getting both goals for Listowel Celtic.
Girls’ Roll of Honour:
Camp Juniors – Aisleigh Horan, Ava Dillon, Lea Courtney and Kaden Clifford
Listowel Celtic – Ava Fealy, Ally Russell,
Inter Kenmare –Catherine O’Sullivan, Emma O’Sullivan
Fenit Samphires – Nessa Kirby
Castleisland – Emily Walsh
St Brendan’s Park – Grace O’Regan, Niamh Fitzgibbon, Isabel Daly